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Sept. 29, 2014

2:10 p.m.

Group to examine child welfare system, courts
Group to examine child welfare system, courts
A Nevada Supreme Court Justice has assembled a panel of dignitaries to examine perceived deficiencies in Clark County’s child welfare system and courts. Justice Nancy Saitta created the committee to ...

1:46 p.m.

Wife: The Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee in hospice care
The wife of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee says he is in hospice care, and his health has declined over the past two months. Bradlee's wife, Sally Quinn, said ...

1:42 p.m.

Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria
Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic State fighters pounded the city of Kobani with ...

1:17 p.m.

Nevada colleges get $10 million job training grant
Nevada’s community colleges received a $10 million federal grant to bolster job training programs, according to Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the money to ...

12:56 p.m.

Hiker trapped in canyon in Zion National Park dies
A 34-year-old Southern California man was found dead over the weekend in Zion National Park after rising floodwaters trapped him in a narrow canyon that is home to one of the park's best-known hiking trails. Douglas Yoshi Vo's body was found Sunday afternoon in the "Narrows," a popular hike that ...

12:52 p.m.

Photo: A Sept. 23, 2014, photo provided by the Denver Dis
Denver bank robbery suspect hams it up in mug shot
A man captured after authorities say he tried to flee a bank robbery in Denver doesn't seem too upset about his arrest. The mug shot taken after 45-year-old Michael Whitington's Sept. 23 arrest shows him with ...

12:34 p.m.

Photo: Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. is escorted into a courtro
Probe into missing student leads to break in 2nd case
The investigation into the case of a missing University of Virginia student has provided a "significant break" in the unsolved 2009 death of another young woman who ...

12:27 p.m.

Photo: In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Minn
Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons
The Minnesota Twins fired manager Ron Gardenhire on Monday, ending a 13-season tenure that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. The move was made with one season left on Gardenhire's contract, ending the ...

12:17 p.m.

Coroner IDs woman killed in North Las Vegas crash
A woman who died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday in North Las Vegas has been identified as Rose Cherilyn Kelly, 62, of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office. Kelly died of ...

10:44 a.m.

Suspect arrested; Arkansas Realtor still missing
Authorities have arrested a man wanted in connection with an Arkansas real estate agent who has been missing since last week. The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office says Little Rock police arrested ...

10:27 a.m.

Polls strongly favor GOP takeover of Senate
Polls strongly favor GOP takeover of Senate
Senate Showdown:
Five weeks is a long time in politics because just about every week, political forecasters shift their predictions about what will happen in November. When it comes to control of the Senate, there's been a steady theme that Republicans are ...

10:12 a.m.

Power restored for hundreds in western valley
Power has been restored for hundreds of NV Energy customers in the western part of the Las Vegas Valley. According to the NV Energy ...

9:22 a.m.

Panel explores impact of proposed UNLV medical school
UNLV has taken another step in an effort to establish an accredited medical school. Last week, the university submitted an application to begin the accreditation process for ...

8:39 a.m.

FBI conducts raid at house owned by rapper Mally Mall
FBI conducts raid at house owned by rapper Mally Mall
The FBI this morning raided a house that county property records show is owned by rapper and music producer Rashid "Mally Mall" Jamal. The FBI confirmed it was at the home about 6 a.m. at ...

8:15 a.m.

Photo: This undated architectural rendering shows Las Veg
Giant Harley dealership opening in Las Vegas this week
The Strip:
The famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign will soon get a new next-door neighbor — a sprawling Harley-Davidson dealership that offers motorcycles, accessories and rentals for tourists. The 55,000-square-foot business, which owners say is ...

8:07 a.m.

45 dogs dead in fire at house owned by North Las Vegas councilman
45 dogs dead in fire at house owned by North Las Vegas councilman
Two tenants who authorities said had 93 small dogs in a home they rented from a North Las Vegas city councilman could face animal-cruelty charges after ...

7:59 a.m.

Police defend handling of protests in Hong Kong
Hong Kong's police on Monday defended their use of tear gas and other tactics to control protests that have paralyzed the city's financial district, appealing to the thousands gathered to demand more democracy to stop the unprecedented mass act of civil disobedience for the sake of safety and stability. The employment of tear gas appeared to ...

7:52 a.m.

Photo: Defendant Jodi Arias sits in the courtroom during
Jurors being picked to decide life or death for Jodi Arias
About two dozen potential jurors who said they could not be impartial have been dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias, as prosecutors again seek a death sentence in the Arizona case that became a tabloid TV sensation. About 300 prospective jurors will ...

7:38 a.m.

Motorcyclist killed, passenger critically injured in weekend crash
A motorcyclist was killed and a passenger critically injured Sunday night in a crash on Calico Basin Road, north of State Route 159, Metro Police reported. The wreck happened about 9:15 p.m. when ...

Sunday

Sept. 28, 2014

9:26 a.m.

Photo: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval meets with members of t
Governor, in Afghanistan, confident about U.S. mission, progress
Gov. Brian Sandoval says he’s confident Afghanistan can withstand any resurgence of the Taliban and adds tremendous progress has been made in that country in ...

Saturday

Sept. 27, 2014

3:09 p.m.

Photo: Tyler Perry arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March
Tyler Perry confirms he’ll be a dad
Rumors have circulated that the 45-year-old Perry and girlfriend, Gelila Bekele, were expecting a child. But Perry had not made a public statement ...

3:05 p.m.

Photo: Musician John Mayer performs at Rock In Rio USA ev
Swift, Metallica set for Rock in Rio festival in Las Vegas
Festival organizers say No Doubt, Linkin Park, The Deftones and John Legend also will perform during the four-day event in Las Vegas. Rock in Rio USA debuts May 8-9 and May 15-16 ...

2:58 p.m.

Photo: The parents of Michael Brown, Lesley McSpadden, le
AP Interview: Browns unmoved by Ferguson police chief’s apology
Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden, said, "yes," when asked if Chief Tom Jackson should be fired, and his father, Michael Brown Sr., said rather than an apology, they would rather see Officer Darren Wilson arrested for the death of their son on Aug. 9.

2:52 p.m.

Photo: Thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators gather at
Hong Kong activists start ‘Occupy Central’ protest
Organizers of "Occupy Central with Love and Peace" said they were starting their protest by continuing the "current occupation" of the streets outside government headquarters begun earlier by a separate group of student demonstrators that drew tens of thousands of people at its peak around midnight Saturday ...

1:20 p.m.

Photo: Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval speaks during a Mem
Sandoval in Afghanistan for counterterrorism briefing
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, joined on the unannounced Pentagon-sponsored trip by the governors of New York, Tennessee and Missouri, said the governors were in Afghanistan "in order to receive a better understanding of the current mission set and ...

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